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J. Steele

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m

The Popeyes Chicken sandwich might be one of the most talked about food sensations in a decade.

The problem is, I don’t think Popeyes is able to handle the traffic. That comes at a bit of a surprise to me considering they took the sandwich away to better prepare for just how crazy everyone was going over it. When they launched the sandwich, they were understaffed and just overall not prepared on it to go viral and put the restaurant on the map. I’m saddened to say that I feel nothing has changed.

If you go to Popeyes now, you’re either waiting in a long line to get a sandwich or you’re told that they’ve run out. In my case, it was both. I waited to be told to turn around as there were no more sandwiches.

I decided not to take it personal and I went back the next day. “Hey, make sure you order on the app! The app orders take priority.” I did just that. I waited in line forever after ordering ahead just to be told I was being issued a refund. Wait, what? The sad part is that this was early in the day. They were already out of sandwiches.

Now granted, this was one restaurant. However, when they first launched the sandwiches, I had to go to multiple locations, wait in line for 30 minutes before I could get one.

Why did Popeyes bring the sandwich back if they’re not prepared to serve it? I have yet to have a sandwich since the return and I refuse to drive all over the state to get one. It seems to me that if you’re going to make a big deal about the sandwich coming back, you should have hired more staff and provided more of the supplies.

I’m not going to lie and say I don’t want the damn sandwich, but I’m getting very frustrated daily as I have to wait forever to be told to turn around. I had someone offer me a sandwich if I wanted to fork over $10. Are you kidding me? I can’t knock the hustle, but I just want to be able to show up at a Popeyes and be given what I crave.

This is a sad time in my life and I 100% blame Popeyes for not being prepared this time around.